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John Pascoe, Author, Historian, Mountaineer, Photographer. Chris MacLean. 2003. Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson in association with The Whitcombe Press, Wellington


John Pascoe could turn his hand to many things.
He is remembered as a climber – he was also a fisherman, author, artist and photographer.
Here is his life story, his family, his work


As a photographer Pascoe travelled to take his pictures and here we see Te Araroa; the parents of Moana-nui-a Kiwa Ngarimu; Sir Apirana Ngata and his grand-daughter; West Coast coal miners at work and at play - drinking; early State houses Nae Nae; soldiers leaving for WWII and others …

His art includes paintings for book covers eg An Introduction to NZ and John Beaglehole
He wrote books, poems and pamphlets such as the Making NZ series; The Southern Alps; The Haast is in South Westland …


This is a very readable book and includes many other well-known people of he times who knew or worked with Pascoe; poetry by Pascoe and various other NZ poets; boxed info throughout on the lives of some of these people; all peppered with lots of photos
Over-riding all is the theme of the family unit

344pp; black/white and coloured photos; maps; index; bibliography; large heavy hard covered book; excellent condition – brand new
RRP $60


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier


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